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October 27, 2014updated 21 Oct 2016 4:07pm

IBM to host analytics in its cloud marketplace

Cognos, SPSS and Watson Analytics in the cloud

By Sam

IBM analytics including Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS predictive analytics platforms and the newly announced Watson Analytics – will soon be available via IBM Cloud marketplace.

The marketplace is a single online destination that serves as the digital front door to cloud innovation, bringing together IBM’s capabilities-as-a-service and those of partners and third-party vendors with the security and resiliency enterprises expect.

According to Gartner Research, 25 percent of net-new business analytics deployments will be in the form of subscription to cloud analytics platforms or application services by 2016.

By bringing IBM’s industry-leading analytics portfolio into the cloud, businesses, developers and individuals will have the ability to incorporate data-driven decision making into every business decision. Access to cloud-based analytics services such as IBM Watson Analytics can put powerful analytics in the hands of individuals to help them see patterns, pursue ideas and improve all types of decisions without needing to tap into a data scientist.

Developers can leverage analytic services, such as reporting, in their applications through Bluemix, IBM’s leading cloud application platform.

"With today’s news, IBM continues to put advanced analytics into the hands of every business user," said Alistair Rennie, general manager, Business Analytics, IBM. "We believe that these cloud-based services, along with our data refinement capabilities also announced today, are changing the industry as we know it."

IBM also announced five solution accelerators aimed at helping data professionals tackle some of the most significant and widespread challenges facing businesses today.
Customer Insight – Providing increased insight into customers to support sales, marketing and customer service; improving customer acquisition, cross-sell and retention.
Operations Insight – Providing increased insight into the condition of assets and performance of equipment to optimize operations, service and support; enable predictive maintenance, improve demand/supply forecasting, and drive process efficiencies.
Security and Fraud Insight – Providing enhanced situational awareness to enable faster response to safety, fraud and data security threats; improving intelligence and early warning of potential anomalies by turning large amounts of data into actionable intelligence.
Risk and Compliance Insight – Providing the ability to make risk-aware decisions to better manage financial risk, operational risk and compliance; optimize the use of capital, minimize losses and reduce compliance costs.
Data Warehouse Modernization Projects – Enabling organizations to capture and maintain a broader set of information and enable increased analytic capabilities at reduced costs; providing quicker access to information generated across the enterprise.

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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence on Cloud is currently in beta and is planned to be available in the first quarter of 2015. IBM SPSS Modeler is planned to be available via IBM’s Cloud marketplace within 30 days.

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